How to Self-Install Charter Cable Internet
Charter is an Internet Service Provider that distributes Internet connections through cable TV lines. Cable-based Internet works by sending signals over unused frequency bands available on the copper coaxial cable running into a building. Charter offers a self-installation kit to speed the delivery of Internet services; this keeps you from having to wait for an installation appointment. You can self-install a Charter cable Internet connection by using the company's provided installation kit.
Things You'll Need
- Coaxial cable
- Ethernet cable
Connect one end of the coaxial cable to the cable jack on the wall.
Connect the other end of the coaxial cable to the coaxial input on the cable modem.
Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the cable modem.
Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on a computer.
Power on the cable modem and wait two minutes for the signal to synchronize.
Open a Web browser and visit "install.charter.com" if you are not redirected automatically.
Click "Installing New Service," and then enter your phone or account number, and your ZIP code.
Follow the onscreen prompts to finish activating your account.
Tips & Warnings
- Upon successful account activation, you can connect the cable modem to a router to share the Internet connection among multiple computers.